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    The study of Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte in Versailles. On the desk: documents, quill and candlesticks.


    Ludwig van Beethoven's writing desk with some of his personal belongings.


    The music-room at the Esterhazy Palace in Eszterhaza, today Fertoed, in Hungary. Haydn operas were staged at the small private theater, now destroyed. His orchestral and chamber music was performed here in the music room.


    Score of Mozart's "Requiem".A mysterious messenger asked Mozart to write a requiem for an anonymous client (Franz Count Walsegg zu Stuppach). See also 25-01-01/35,25-01-03/24.


    Room with piano in the house of his brother in Gneixendorf where Ludwig van Beethoven spent his last summer.


    Interior of Mozart's apartment on Schulerstrasse in the so-called "Figaro House" where Mozart and Konstanze lived from 1784-1787.


    In this amphitheatre demonstrations in anatomy were made as early as about 1500. Anatomical instruments on the table.


    Trinity College Library built by Sir Christopher Wren.


    Interior of the Palazzo Pitti with tapestry (17th) and Medici coat-of-arms. Galilei and his friends discussed science and literature here with the Grand Duke Cosimo II.


    W.A. Mozart's clavichord and an unfinished portrait by his brother-in-law Josef Lange (1789). Mozarts Clavichord, darueber ein Portrait, von seinem Schwager Josef Lange gemalt.


    Furnished room with piano. On his second trip to Vienna, Beethoven began to study composition with Franz Joseph Haydn. This is a typical room of the period.


    The Encyclopedia or "Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences des Arts et des Metiers", first edition in 35 volumes, 1751-1772. The editors-in-chief were Jean d'Alembert and Denis Diderot (1751-1772).


    Breakfast room,Alnwick Castle,Northumberland.


    Alchemist laboratory. Reconstruction in the old university in Cracow, Poland.

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    Table in the archbishop's palace opposite the Tower of Pisa, with a letter by Galilei concerning his experiments on the free fall. Two stone balls, similar to those Galilei dropped from the Tower of Pisa.


    Sword, helmet of a conquistador, horseman's armour belonging to Charles V. Letter by Hernan Cortes.


    Alchemist laboratory. Reconstruction in the old university in Cracow, Poland.


    Main dining room of the Pallavicini Palace with the table laid for a ceremonial dinner. Ludwig van Beethoven played here during the Congress of Vienna.


    Living room in Konstanze and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's apartment on Schulerstrasse in downtown Vienna.Here, Mozart's three last quartets dedicated to Haydn were played by Mozart father and son and their friends,the two barons Tinti.


    The "Heiligenstadt Testament". No longer able to hear the chimes from the near-by church, Beethoven realized he was turning deaf and, in despair, made out his last will. Vienna, Heiligenstadt, 1802


    Chateau de Coppet; bedroom of Mme. de Stael, famous writer and political opponent of Napoleon I.

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    Uniform worn by Major Henry Percy, when he carried the news of the victory of Waterloo to London. At Waterloo Napoleon was finally defeated by the Allied armies on June 18th, 1815.


    When Richard Wagner came to Paris for the firstnight of his opera "Lohengrin" in 1891, he played the piano at the German Embassy, the former Hotel de Beauharnais built by Napoleon's stepson, Eugene Beauharnais.


    Telescope, triangle, magnet compass, hourglass and pendulum clock (16th and 17th), which belonged to Galileo Galilei.


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